London; London; [London]; [London]: Michael Sparke Senior; Michael Sparke Senior; n.p.; n.p., 1643; 1643; 1642; 1643. Four works bound together (first work in five parts). 4to. [iv], 56, 75-112; [iv] 87; [viii], 144, 143-150 (ie, 160); [iv], 36; 112, 121-218,  pp., including the fifth part (the append. Second edition, enlarged, of the first two parts of The treachery and disloyalty of the papists to their soveraignes and first of parts three and four. Separate titles to each of the first four parts of first work, other titles within decorative woodcut borders, woodcut initials and headpieces. Contemporary calf, covers with gilt tooling and wreath in gilt in center. From the Macclesfield Library with the armorial book plate with motto “Sapere aude,” South Library, dated 1860, blind embossed stamp of armorial on first two leaves. Item #17578
Second edition, enlarged, of the first two parts of The treachery and disloyalty of the papists to their soveraignes and first of parts three and four. Following his earlier book entitled Soveraigne power, Prynne and the printer Michael Spark issued four separate augmented editions in 1643 with additions that continued to vehemently attack the papists and Royalists during the English Civil War. Prynne, a Puritan, writes that it was necessary to re-print Soveraigne power “with sundry pertinent Additions … for the ease, the benefit both of Stationer and Buyer.” The treachery and disloyalty of the Papists was an additional platform for Prynne to disparage the English papists whose loyalty, he argued, was to the Pope believing him to be “the sole and supreme monarch of the whole world.”
This copy is additionally bound with the first edition of Romes master-peece and two first editions of anonymous pamphlets, later attributed to Prynne, A vindication of Psalme 105.15 and A revindication of the anoynting and priviledges of faithfull subjects.
Prynne (1600–1669) was a prolific pamphleteer and attorney who wrote on numerous subjects from theater to theology and published about 200 books and pamphlets during his lifetime.